Queen Street shared user bridge

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Council is pitching the state government for a $1.5 million allocation to fund a separated bridge over Laverton Creek that will enable pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Laverton Creek.

Through 2020, the Victorian Government delivered the Queen Street Bridge Strengthening project. Disappointingly and despite a wide scale local campaign, the project did not include provision for a safe and accessible crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.

The upgraded bridge connects the east and west of Hobsons Bay across the Laverton Creek. Council has produced designs for a shared use bridge that is 60 metres long and 3.5 metres wide, with lighting. The design solution runs alongside the existing road bridge and is designed to retain views across Laverton Creek and the Ramsar Wetlands.

At present, pedestrians and cyclists travelling along Queen Street risk their safety crossing the existing bridge, which is used by 19,250 vehicles each day.

Safe cycle lanes and pedestrian access are a priority in Victoria – this should be no different in Hobsons Bay. This project is seen by Council and residents as a crucial part for the local integrated transport network.

 

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